Saleyards Lane, at the end of Mortimer Street in Mudgee, was the site of Mudgee’s saleyards for more than 100 years.
The town’s first saleyards were established in early 1850, and stood on the western side of Church Street between Market and Mortimer.
The next yards were established on top of the hill at the eastern end of Gladstone Street, extend- ing from the north side of the road to Mortimer Street.
Henry Crossing and Vivian Cox established the third local saleyards at the corner of Mortimer and Perry Streets, and Crossing and Cox erected the building now known as Perry Hall to serve as their offices and storerooms.
Around 1888, the firm moved to the corner of Cox and Gladstone Street.
In 1899, the Municipal Yards were established in what was then the Cudgegong Municipality, which surrounded the Municipality of Mudgee in a ring.
The yards were built on Saleyards Lane at the end of Mortimer Street, and operated there for over a century.
In 2003, the saleyards relocated to their current position on Abattoirs Road, near the site of the Cudgegong Meatworks, which was a major local employer and the last council-owned abattoir in New South Wales when it went into administration and closed, also in 2003.
The 10-year-old saleyards is under cover with a dirt floor, and hosts public sale days every Wednesday and a monthly store sale on the last Thursday of every month.
Historical Notes on Mudgee and District, NSW, 1821 - 195- by Ernest Hume (compiled 19-)
Guide to council facilities online at www.midwestern.nsw.gov.au